Biennale mesmerises Manju Warrier, Geethu Mohandas

Manju Warrier and Geethu Mohandas at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 on Feb 1.

Kochi: Actor Manju Warrier and actor-director Geetu Mohandas visited the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 on Sunday.

The actors took an hour-long tour of the main Aspinwall venue, which showcases 69 of the 100 Biennale works on Sunday. They were particularly interested in the charcoal drawings of Netherlands-based Malayali artist Aji V.N. and Chinese artist Xu Bing’s  ‘Background Story: Endless Xishan Mountain Scenary’.

But it was the almost cinematic quality of Ryota Kuwakubo’s ‘Lost #12’ that really had them mesmerised, as they tried to interpret the shadows that the lighted train threw on the walls, and clapped at the dramatic bits.

Manju, who had visited the Biennale '12, posted her support for this edition that has been struggling for finance. Geetu, director of National award-winning film ‘Liar’s Dice’, said that she was fascinated by the exhibition and would return for a tour of the other KMB ’14 sites.

Fijian minister Inia Seriurate, who was meeting with the Coconut Development Board here, came for a chance visit of the Biennale, with five members of his delegation. “It is interesting to see how artists put into tangible pieces their perspectives on life,” said the minister. “It is nice how they can relate politics, trade and history, and look at the future.”